What does embark mean?

Definitions for embark
ɛmˈbɑrkem·bark

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embark, shipverb

    go on board

  2. embark, enterverb

    set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

    "she embarked upon a new career"

  3. venture, embarkverb

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

    "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

Wiktionary

  1. embarkverb

    To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.

    All passengers please embark now.

    Etymology: From embarquer, from em- + barque

  2. embarkverb

    To start, begin.

    Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.

    Etymology: From embarquer, from em- + barque

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embarkverb

    to cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  2. Embarkverb

    to engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  3. Embarkverb

    to go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  4. Embarkverb

    to engage in any affair

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embark

    em-bärk′, v.t. to put on board ship: to engage in any affair.—v.i. to go on board ship: to engage in a business: to enlist.—n. Embarkā′tion, a putting or going on board: that which is embarked: (obs.) a vessel.—p.adjs. Embarked′; Embark′ing.—n. Embark′ment. [Fr. embarquer, from em, in, barque, a bark.]

CrunchBase

  1. Embark

    Embark is a mobile application designed to make it easy to get around cities using mass transit. Among other features, the iOS and Android application tells users when trains and busses are coming and will send push notifications when services are delayed. With over half a million users and rapid growth, Embark’s simple and powerful mobile application is designed to bring urban transportation into the age of the smartphone. Embark is available for twelve major transportation systems in the US and the UK and is expanding rapidly. Embark won best transit and mobility app awards from the New York MTA App Quest and NYC Big Apps 3.0 contests.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. embark

    To put or cause to go on board a vessel or boat; as, to embark troops. To go on board of a ship, boat, or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Egypt.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'embark' in Verbs Frequency: #923

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embark in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of embark in a Sentence

  1. Scott Bolton:

    We're about to embark on an incredible journey.

  2. Jayne Warrilow:

    Our everyday reality is a grand illusion which we are creating. By exploring and changing our inner world, we begin to transform our outer world. If we are willing to embark on an inner journey, we can discover all of the beliefs, expectations, and hidden agendas through which we create our own lives, and collectively, we can begin to shape the future in ways that honor the sacredness of all life.

  3. Pascal Finette:

    There aren't many businesses that deliver returns like Google's core business, so it drives them to embark on these pretty outlandish looking missions, they're pushing the envelope for what is the next big company in the next 5, 10, 20 years.

  4. Hatem Uraibi:

    Bangladeshi workers will be banned from entry into Libya, they come for work for Libyan firms but then embark on illegal migration (to Europe).

  5. Archbishop Jerome Listecki:

    Today, we turn the page on a terrible part of our history and we embark on a new road lined with hope, forgiveness and love.

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